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-level officers and enlisted that are so important to the leadership of our military and chuck hagel's leadership and commitment will be critical to that task. i have met with chuck hagel privately, i've asked him tough questions about iran and israel. i'm satisfied on those points that he will advise the president in according to with -- in accord with those policies but even more important i am struck by his passion, the intensity of his commitment to our men and women in uniform. his caring about them is indicated in so many ways. spontaneously and strongly in his testimony, as well as his private conversations. he will make sure that sexual assault in the military, the epidemic and scourge of rape and assault against men and women who serve and sacrifice for this country will be stopped, that there will be, in fact, zero tolerance not only in word but in deed. and his viewing, for example, of the documentary "invisible war," his understanding that this kind of misconduct is an outrage never to be even implicitly condoned and to be treated as a criminal offense, the most extreme kind of predat
be a threat? also in a few minutes u.s. senate expected to vote on chuck hagel president obama's controversial nominee for defense secretary. we'll bring to it live. more on what's going on in egypt right now. a holt air balloon carrying lots of tourists explodes and plummets to the ground. we're finding out how this could happen. we're going live to egypt. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with the huge winter storm, the national weather service is now calling historic. cities like amarillo, texas, wichita, kansas have broken snowfall records. 45 million in 21 states are being affected one way or another. the storm is blamed for at least three deaths. look at this. it's even dangerous after the storm blows away. in kansas city, the heavy wet snow is causing roofs to collapse. nobody was hurt in this building. but the snow is also bringing down tree limbs on to power lines. in kansas city thousands of people are reported without power. george, what's going on? >> reporter: this is par for the course here in the midwest. this is the second time in a week that this r
. back to you guys. >> thank you. >>> also on the hill, a vote to confirm chuck hagel as the next defense secretary. the senate is deeply did i voided on the nomination but hagel is expected to get the necessary votes. it will be first time in history that more than a handful of senators will vote against a nominee to head the pentagon. pentagon. >>> a check of this morning's other top stories. the maryland senate is expected to take up a gun control law today that has the support of governor martin o'malley. opponents say it violates second amendment rights, one of most con ten schuss provisions would require people to submit to fingerprints for handgun licensing. it also would ban assault weapons. >>> the man accused in the mother-daughter murders in prince george's county will have to be retried. a judge decolored a mistrial in the case against jason scott on a technicality. the bodies of dolores and ebony dewitt were found in the trunk of a stolen burned out car in 2009. someone testified scott was involved in multiple home invasions but it had been previously ruled that only one home
postcloture time be yielded back and the senate proceed to vote on the nomination of chuck hagel without intervening action or debate, the motion to reconsider be considered made and laid on the table with no intervening action or debate, that no further motion be in order, president obama be immediately notified of the senate's action, and the senate then resume legislative session. the presiding officer: is there objection? without objection, so ordered. under the previous order, the senate stands in recess until the senate finance committeel approved the name of jack lew of treasury secretary. iowa senator chuck grassley voted against the nomination, citing lew's role in citigroup during the bailout. here is what some of what senator grassley had to say. >> finally, mr. lew, i'm concerned about the attitude of this administration, supporters criticize the senate usually anonymously, exercising basic due diligence regarding this nominee. they don't like anyone questioning them and they don't like answering questions. despite their tactics we must continue to perform their senate vital
ahead with the nomination of chuck hagel to be the next secretary of defense. even if hagel gets enough votes to move forward, it's unclear if his former republican colleagues will allow an immediate confirmation vote. >>> pope benedict officially steps down on thursday. cardinals are gathering in rome to choose his successor. in one of his last acts, though, as pope, benedict changed the rules of the conclave to allow it to get started as soon as they arrive. alan pizzey reports. >> reporter: the pope seems increasingly at peace as he said his last good-byes. he leaves behind a vatican beset by troubles for the next pope and for those who will choose him. britain's most senior cleric, scott scottish cardinal keith o'brien, officially resigned and then took the unprecedented step of opting out of the conclave after he was accused of inappropriate contact with three priests dating back 30 years. o'brien disputes the accusations but said he didn't want to be the focus of media attention in rome. the news came as the pope accepted a report into what is likely to
violent crime. >>> it looks like chuck hagel is one step closer to becoming the next secretary of defense. yesterday the senate armed services committee approved his nomination although they did it just barely along party lines. the former nebraska senator is facing fierce opposition from some people in his own party. they challenged past statements. if he's confirmed, hagel will replace leon panetta as the defense secretary. >>> our time is 4:32. prince george's county police need your help finding a missing woman and her 1-year- old daughter. this is 25-year-old stephanie hamrick and her little girl. they were last seen walking toward a bus stop in the 8500 block of greenbelt road last thursday around 5:30 in the evening. if you've seen them, you're asked to call prince george's county police. >>> university of maryland student dayvon green is accused of shooting his roommating killing one of them before taking his own life. he started the fire inside to lure his roommates outside. he pulled out a gun and shot and killed one roommate. green then turned the gun on himself. >>> it is 4:33
a minute. tomorrow, the senate will be in doing a test vote on chuck hagel's nomination for defense secretary. it is a culture wrote -- it is a cloture vote. of congressional hearings going on today. a couple of them are live on c- span 3 or [inaudible]. if you go there you will be able to see all of the hearings. thank you for being with us on the "washington journal." the speaker pro tempore: the house will be in order. the chair lays before the house a communication from the speaker. the clerk: the speaker's room, washington, d.c., february 14, 2013. i hereby appoint the honorable chris collins to act as speaker pro tempore on this day. signed, john a. boehner, speaker of the house of representatives. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the order of the house of january 3, 2013, the chair will now recognize members from lists submitted by the majority and minority leaders for morning hour debate. the chair will alternate recognition between the parties with each party limited to one hour and each member other than the majority and minority leaders and the minority whip limited t
just approved the nomination of former nebraska senator chuck hagel as defense secretary. this matter now moves on to the full senate where the republicans have already threatened to delay confirmation or scuttle this nomination entirely. today retiring secretary leon panetta said good-bye to his defense department colleagues in a ceremony this morning but his last day on the job hasn't been announced yet because he's waiting for his successor to be confirmed. there you have -- moved out of the senate committee and on to the full senate. >> busy day in the news. this time tomorrow we could be talking about some big changes in our weather, doug. >> yes. tomorrow afternoon is not going to be a very nice afternoon. but for most of us that means rain. if you are a snow lover, winter has not been our friend. this storm will disappoint in n that fashion. we are looking at a beautiful evening. it was spectacular today. one of the best days we have seen in quite some time. sunshine, temperatures that made their way close to 60 degrees. right now we are sitting at 54 3 degrees. clear skies onc
in washington from president obama's state of the union address to gop lawmakers blocking chuck hagel's nomination for secretary of defense. earlier today i talked to chris wallace about how he thinks the hagel nomination will play out. >> i think most republicans don't want to block the nomination. they wanted to use the leverage to get some more information from the white house, especially on the benghazi terror attack. they feel that the administration has not leveled with them and a lot of questions they have they hope to use the leverage to get that information. they come back a week from tuesday and the expectation is that if, if they get the answers to the questions they have that they will stop their filibuster, which is in effect what it is, and allow the nomination to go through. i think it would be a surprise unless some very damaging information comes out between now and then, i think both sides expect the hagel nomination to go through. >> let me ask you it seems like president obama came out in the state of a union and had somewhat of a conciliatory tone and seemed to ha
senator chuck hagel will succeed leon panetta and republicans posed the nomination and suggesting he was too willing to compromise with iran and looks like he has the votes needed. over to you. >>> countdown of $85 billion is on. they have been scheduled now for about a year and congress and the white house are not able to work out a compromise. they talking but not to each other. >> reporter: against the backdrop in virginiava, president obama repeated warnings that across the board, arbitrary spending cuts scheduled to begin this friday will cost jobs and undermine national defense. >> the problem is when you cutting $85 billion in seven months, which represents over a 10% cut in the defense budget -- >> and the white house said 90,000 virginia-based employees could be furloughed if cuts are not avoided. >> and over to the norfolk national station, they forced the navy to cancel or delay the repair of certain aircraft carriers. >> reporter: republicans slam the president for holding campaign-style e vents instead of negotiating. >> wise traveling over 5,000 miles the last two weeks
committee has approved chuck hagel's nomination to be defense secretary in a party line vote. the former republican nebraska senator faces fierce opposition from fellow g.o.p. members who challenged his past statements on israel, iran, iraq and nuclear weapons. if confirmed hagel would replace leon panetta. >>> the party ended in new orleans just over four hours ago at the stroke of midnight central time. they had to get off bourbon street and mardi gras was over. police and cleaning crew moved in and they really know how to sweep that street cleanly and quickly. >> even with the rain. >>> looks like all he need some rain gear for this area as well today. >> we're trading in that for some more sun, but colder temperatures in the seven-day forecast. howard has the details when >>> good morning. welcome back to wusa9. this is a live picture from vatican city in rome. pope benedict xvi is talking to the faithful in his first public appearance since announcing his resignation. we understand he received a lengthy standing ovation when he came before this packed audience hall today. >> he's sh
secretary chuck hagel, and a,14- 11, split along party lines. the nomination went to the floor and is expected to get a vote on the senate floor on thursday. we will be watching that to see who votes yes or no. in the baltimore sun -- all sell today, jack lew, president obama's nominee to be treasury secretary, he will have his confirmation hearing. we will cover that live here on c-span3 at 10:00 a.m. with live coverage of the confirmation hearing for him to become treasury secretary. we will cover that on c-span3. back to your phone calls about the state of the union address. stephen in pittsburgh, pennsylvania, democrat. caller: hello. i but it was a good speech and it contained a lot of progressive ideas that i agree with. what bothered me is we need more revenue, i agree. [indiscernible] a family member o a republican came home from germany and built the autobahn. the mayor of atlanta said one time we have the eisenhower administration, the highest margin of take-home taxes, and lowered to 71. 91%. not asking for 91% was the tax rate in the 1950's. we took care of veterans
firs. >> i'm tempted to switch to pandas, but i will stick with my first choice. the anti-chuck hagel campaigners, they thought they would find are find a smoke gun and derail his chances as secretary of state of defense. the evidence fell apart and they kind of look ridiculous. >> best week. i'm going toy is sequestration. everybody hates it, but if you're the sequester you're sitting pretty and it looks like you are going to happen very soon. >> that could be interpreted many ways. >> best and worst. >> worst week, jesse jackson, jr., pleading guilty to felony fraud is a big deal and chris christie, he has a 74% approval rating in new jersey and is picking up endorsements from democrats. >> wow! okay. that is good for him. marjorie, what about you? >> best week, state of maryland abolished the death penalty and joined other states and it makes no sense. $2 million per execution and does nothing to deter criminal today. it's an exciting move. worst week, lindsay graham leading the chuck hagel and tee took a tea party pill. he's been calling it an unreasonable, radical choice and unfo
at the pentagon and intelligence advisory board, chuck hagel is uniquely qualified to meet challenges of defense and effort he put into the record many statements in support of senator hagel. this is what he says relative to a rant. iran poses a significant threat. >> please take your conversations outside the chamber. senate will proceed. >> no one talks about position on iran. poses a significant threat to the united states and interest in the region and globally. iran pursues an illicit nuclear program with the threats to provoke a regional arms race. and is fully committed to the quote preventing iran from obtaining new layer but then to achieve that goal and relative to israel, he's a strong supporter of israel, deputy minister he is a good friend of israel and in the word of dna alone says he believes and is not talking a senator hagel in the natural partnership between israel and the united states as part of the volume of defense relations between israel and the united states, which are so important to both countries. now the only question is what we're voting on. what we are voting on he
: another pending addition to the obama administration is senator chuck hagel, who was been nominated to be the secretary of defense. if he becomes the secretary of defense, what is his involvement in the sequestration process going to be? guest: he will be in general in making these cuts happen. he is a veteran and a former member of the senate armed services committee. he knows the military. one of the reasons he was brought into this is because he knows how to cut. he knows what works and what does not. at least that is what the administration thinks. he will be an effective person, and leaves the white house hopes, in making these cuts take place. host: we are talking with ray locker, the national security editor at the newspaper, usa today. our next call comes from st. louis on our line for republicans. go ahead, greg. caller: even though the sequestered takes place, instead of spending 40 cents of every dollar, we would only be spending 38 cents out of every dollar. i did not know if it makes a difference. i think we need sequestration. thanks. guest: one of the things that many
. >> former senator chuck hagel was at risk of being filibustered. do you think it is appropriate for your republican colleagues to filibuster his nomination? >> i will remind you that this is the house side of the capital. we are not involved in the senate nominations. you can ask the senate. >> do you have an opinion about this, your republican colleagues leading the charge? >> mr. boehner, legislation expired at the end of the 112th congress. he if the senate does pass a bill, how will the house handle it? >> we passed a bill twice to replace the sequester. our position is clear. i expect the senate to do their work. if they're willing to pass a bill, we will find some way to work with them to address this problem. i have made it perfectly clear, the sequester -- i don't like it. no one should like it. but the sequester is there because the president insisted that it be there. where is the president's plan to replace the sequester that he insisted upon? >> the violence against women act, what is your timeline? >> representatives are continuing to work with the committee of jurisdiction,
condemned north korea's underground tests on that nuclear device. voting on chuck hagel, nation to become defense secretary. the vietnam combat vet is facing opposition from fellow republicans for the vote and statements on israel. iran, iraq had nuclear weapons. in new orleans a little rain isn't dampening the mardi gras spirit on bourbon street, the parade began around dawn and rolled to french quarters keeping some people away. a quick look at your headlines, back to you, melissa and lori. melissa: happy fat tuesday. president obama expected to push for investments in tonight's state of the union address. even as the national moves hours on spending, investments. a fox news poll say cutting spending will be more likely to help strengthen the nation's economy compared to 13% who believe increased spending or investments would do the trick. will the policy be swayed by tonight's address? time now for the dobbs. lou: for the audience, it is perhaps of interest, person who started this term of investments about spending was none other than william jefferson clinton. he had such great succ
. then at 5:30 p.m. the senate will vote on the confirmation of that nomination. we could see work on chuck hagel to be the next defense secretary. also looking down the road, two competing bills one from the democrats, one from republicans into replacing the upcoming sequester with an alternative plan. of course, the sequestered is set to hit this coming friday. the houses also in today. houshouse members will gavel int 2 p.m. eastern for legislative business. roll call votes after 6:30 p.m. eastern. today one bill on the agenda, and that is on a bill to redesignate the research center as the neil armstrong flight research center and the western aeronautical test range at the aeronautical test range. later on this week the house is expected to consider the senate passed violence against women do. you can see the house on our companion network c-span, and the senate right here on c-span2. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> ladies and gentlemen, please take your seats. we are running a little bit late. good morning, everybody. we have a lot to do
confirmation. chuck hagel should get committee approval today, which means he could be confirmed by thursday. >> valerie jarrett is senior adviser to president obama. good morning to you. >> good morning, savannah. how are you? >> very well, thank you. i do want to talk about the state of the union. let's start with north korea, which conducted its third and most powerful nuclear test overnight. convening an emergency meeting of the security council, the u.n. is, but what is left in the sanctions of one of the countries that is the most sanctioned and still defies? >> it violates multiple u.n. security resolutions. it is threatening to the united states, it is destabilizing and not necessarily in the best interest of north korea. it doesn't strengthen north korea. it makes it more vulnerable, isolates it and increases the impoverishment of the country. let's not get ahead that have meeting and see what happens. >> the president addressing the nation tonight, i want to start by reading you a quote from the president. now is the time to jump-start job creation, restart lending and invest in ar
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